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Private television stations are failing to follow National Election Committee (NEC) advertising guidelines, making it difficult for the opposition to buy airtime for its campaign ads, CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann said yesterday.
A CNRP television spot featuring former party president Sam Rainsy may have been rejected on Monday, but the country’s main opposition has found other ways to promote the exiled leader in its campaigning ahead of the June 4 commune elections.
Throngs of supporters clad in white shirts and hats emblazoned with the CPP logo officially kicked off the ruling party’s commune election campaign in Phnom Penh over the weekend.
The head of Transparency International Cambodia used the release of a World Bank economic report yesterday to press the lender’s economists on rural indebtedness and their claim that the country’s strong GDP growth was helping the country’s poor.
At the Daiy Ek Silk Screen shop in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Keo Rida and two female colleagues sat on the floor, cutting stickers and counting flags sporting the logo of the CPP.
In a large conference room on the top floor of the Land Management Ministry, residents of Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building trickled in on Monday to accept a final compensation offer of $1,400 per square meter for their homes.
Time may be running out for the residents of Phnom Penh’s White Building after the government warned there was no more room for negotiation beyond its final compensation offer.
On the top floor of an office building in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district, next to an abandoned lot overgrown with grass, three board members of the Cambodian Petrochemical Company (CPC) laid out their plan to build Cambodia’s first oil refinery, in Preah Sihanouk province.
Hundreds of floating houses have been snaking down the Tonle Sap river to central Phnom Penh over the past few days, fleeing what one boat owner described on Tuesday as an influx of sewage that killed a massive amount of fish.
Hun Saran attended a 30-minute meeting with government and CPP officials on Thursday at a riverside seafood restaurant in the capital’s Chamkar Mon district. She left with 50,000 riel, or about $12.50, and instructions to vote for the ruling party.
A meeting between government officials and about 50 residents of Phnom Penh’s White Building housing complex on Tuesday night did little to bridge the gap between the compensation desired by residents and that offered by Japanese developer Arakawa, which plans to tear down the low-income residential block and construct an $80 million, 21-story development.
Boeng Kak supporters on Tuesday said they were dismayed at the World Bank’s announcement of a new $100 million loan to the Cambodian government amid ongoing harassment and jailings of land rights activists.
For the second time in a month, a man has been forced from his home in Kompong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district after being accused by fellow villagers of using black magic, prompting the district governor to promise to do more to address the issue.
Phnom Penh’s Sangkran Festival, the first large-scale Khmer New Year event put on by the city, attracted more than 50,000 visitors over three days, according to a district official who helped organize the event.
Kong Pisei district, Kompong Speu province - An angry mob of villagers began to gather at about 3 p.m. on a Friday afternoon outside Prak Kong’s home in Prey Vihear commune late last month. The villagers, some brandishing machetes or large sticks, wanted him to leave the village and never come back.
Residents of Phnom Penh’s White Building are uneasy as moving day looms.
Eighteen competitors entered their pet flowerhorn fish—a colorful ornamental species known for a large bump on its head—in what organizers said was Cambodia’s first flowerhorn competition.
WAT VIHEAR SOUR, Kandal province - Moan Som has been coming to the Pchum Ben buffalo races here for as long as she can remember, but the 59-year-old hasn’t lost her excitement for the beasts at the center of the show.